15 Laws of Power for Women

Today is Daughters’ Day and I received a message which glorified the sacrificial instincts of daughters – managing with less, not asking for too much. There is nothing wrong in being sensitive to a parent’s problems, but are we setting the wrong example somewhere? Why is the same terminology not used for both sons and daughters? Does it mean “being good” is not asking for your fair share?

Power is not about always succeeding effortlessly. It is about failing and rising up again. It is about never feeling inadequate to face a situation.

I was engulfed by a brief sense of powerlessness today, when I could not get the technicalities of hosting an ebook of Instamojo right. I’ve done it on my site MoneyGoalz, but somehow missed a minor detail. Not to mention that too many things were calling for attention at the same time.

I got it right in 15 minutes, but I’m embarrassed about what I felt in that short duration.

Failure creates new insights.

We have just overlooked minor details.

We spread ourselves too thin, and fail to do justice to the task in hand.

Knowledge, capability and efficiency are power … no two opinions about that. But how are we perceived by others?

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15 Laws of Power for Women


13 thoughts on “15 Laws of Power for Women

  1. Women spread themselves too thin because they feel they constantly have to prove their worth. This goes back to the archaic mindsets and that women were raised to be subservient. Mistakes are going to happen and hopefully, we learn from them and move on.

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    1. I see this mindset reflected when every woman of the family is treated as ‘service staff’. Complimenting and glorifying them is male large-heartedness and open-mindedness. Satya Nadella of Microsoft was not immune to it, when he said women need not ask for a raise (We will take care of them)

      In short, the only remedy is to change the conversation, choose to challenge — however cliched it may be seem.

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  2. You’re absolutely right Reena. In our eastern society, we equate being good and patient with not demanding your favor share, with sacrificing your needs to others, while the men/ brothers are encouraged to do the exact opposite.

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